This is a summary of 14 AMN articles on the following subjects: Idlib, Syria, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Oman, Latakia, Hama, Daraa, Rouhani, Golan, Israel.

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Turkey asks Russia for help after its troops come under heavy fire in Idlib

Published 2019-06-13 20:34:20 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

Ankara requested Moscow’s assistance to ensure the security of its military after terrorists had shelled a Turkish army observation point in Syria’s Idlib, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Overnight to June 13, terrorists, using artillery weapons, shelled an observation point belonging to Turkey’s military forces located near the Jabal Zawiya highland region in the Idlib province, the ministry said. “Given the lethal threat to its personnel, the Turkish command turned to the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides, requesting assistance in ensuring the security of its military and carrying out strikes against the terrorists’ positions,” the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria, Turkey


Russia bombs jihadist base with coordinates from Turkey

Published 2019-06-13 20:02:29 by News Desk in Syria, Turkey

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:35 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force resumed their bombing campaign over the Idlib Governorate on Thursday after taking a brief hiatus to negotiate a short-lived ceasefire with their Turkish partners. According to a field report from the nearby Hama Governorate, the Russian Air Force, with coordinates from their Turkish partners, launched the attack on the western countryside of Idlib, where the jihadist rebels make up the largest force in the region. No further details were provided. While Turkey and Russia are backing two different sides in this war, they do occasionally trade intel and carry out joint… Read on ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Turkey


Suspected oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman: what we know so far

Published 2019-06-13 19:28:58 by News Desk in Iran

The tensions in the Middle East are back up to boiling point after a second incident involving tankers along the world’s most important oil chokepoint. So, here’s a round-up of all the relevant news that broke this day. What Happened? Two oil tankers were hit in an apparent attack in the Strait of Hormuz, about 70 nautical miles from the UAE port of Fujairah and about 14 nautical miles off Iran’s coast. One of the vessels was the Aframax-class Kokuka Courageous tanker, registered in Panama and operated by the Singapore-based Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. The other was the Front Altair, a… Read on ->

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Tags: Iran, Oman


Breaking: Russian Air Force launches massive attack on northwestern Syria

Published 2019-06-13 14:57:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has unleashed a massive assault northwestern Syria this afternoon, targeting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels. Russian fighter jets flying out of the Hmeimim Airport were reported to have heavily targeted several jihadist sites inside the Shashabo, Al-Zawiya, and Arbaeen mountains in the Idlib Governorate. Among the areas targeted in these mountains, a military source said the Russian Air Force bombed Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the towns of Sheikh Mustafa, Ma’arat Hirmah, and Ihsim. In addition to the Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Russia, Syria


Latest update from battle of northeast Latakia: map

Published 2019-06-13 14:02:36 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has recently resumed their field operations around the key town of Kabani in northeast Latakia. Earlier this week, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division launched a heavy attack on the southern axis of Kabani. At the start of the attack, the Syrian Arab Army was able to score a small advance at southern Kabani; this prompted the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) to send reinforcements to this front. The jihadist reinforcements would help drive back the Syrian Arab Army and end their brief… Read on ->

Tags: Latakia, Syria


Iran rescues 44 sailors after oil tanker attack

Published 2019-06-13 13:16:27 by News Desk in Iran

Iranian rescue services saved 44 sailors from tankers after a reported attack and took them to the Iranian port of Jask, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on Thursday. The US Navy’s 5th Fleet also said that it was assisting two oil tankers targeted in a “reported attack” near the Strait of Hormuz after the vessels sent distress calls. It was not immediately clear who attacked the vessels, one of which has been identified as Front Altair, a crude oil tanker owned by Norway’s Frontline and carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands. According to shipping newspaper Tradewinds, Frontline’s oil… Read on ->

Tags: Iran


Militants suffer heavy losses in failed offensive in southwestern Idlib

Published 2019-06-13 12:44:21 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in southwestern Idlib last night. Using the cover of night, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies stormed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the eastern and northeastern axes of Qasabiyah. For nearly two hours, the Syrian Arab Army and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham clashed at Qasabiyah last night; however, the latter was unable to crack the government’s lines. According to a military source in northern Hama, the Syrian Arab Army was able to repel the jihadist attack, while also killing and wounding… Read on ->

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Tags: Idlib, Syria


Syrian Army strikes Turkish military post in northwestern Hama

Published 2019-06-13 11:26:58 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Turkish military has come under attack this morning after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fired several artillery shells towards their observation post in northwestern Hama. According to a local report, the Syrian Arab Army fired several artillery shells towards the town of Sheir Magher, which is where the Turkish observation post is located in northwestern Hama. The Turkish Ministry of Defense has now confirmed the attack. They did not report any casualties as a result of this latest attack by the Syrian Arab Army. A source from the Syrian military said that the Turkish… Read on ->

Tags: Hama, Syria, Turkey


Breaking: Syrian Air Force resumes airstrikes over Idlib after failed ceasefire

Published 2019-06-13 11:05:23 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has resumed their airstrikes over the Idlib Governorate, today, after a brief hiatus due to the ceasefire that was brokered by the Russian and Turkish armed forces. According to a report from northern Hama, the Syrian Air Force began their airstrikes over the southern countryside of Idlib, targeting the jihadist defenses in the large town of Khan Sheikhoun. While the Russian Air Force has been downed due to their 72-hour-long ceasefire agreement with their Turkish partners, the Syrian Air Force has resumed their airstrikes in response to the jihadist… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Large Turkish military convoy heads to western Idlib

Published 2019-06-13 10:33:38 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – The Turkish military sent a large convoy to the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate, opposition activists reported this morning. According to the opposition activists, the Turkish military entered the Idlib Governorate from the Hatay Province; they eventually made their way to the Jisr Al-Shughour District. The activists added that the Turkish military began patrolling the area between Jisr Al-Shughour and the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate. This move by the Turkish military comes just 24 hours after a 72-hour-long ceasefire was announced in northwestern Syria. Despite this ceasefire announcement, the jihadist rebels and… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Rebel sleeper cell attacks Syrian intelligence forces in northern Daraa

Published 2019-06-13 10:00:20 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – A Free Syrian Army (FSA) sleeper cell attacked a Syrian intelligence post in northern Daraa, today, killing at least two officers. According to a local source, the Free Syrian Army sleeper cell carried out the attack at an intelligence post south of Busra Al-Harir. Following the attack, the Free Syrian Army fighters fled to an unknown location in the northern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate. The Free Syrian Army sleeper cells have been carrying out sporadic attacks against the Syrian intelligence forces in southern Syria. These attacks have resulted in the death of several Syrian… Read on ->

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Tags: Daraa, Syria


Iran doesn’t want war, but ready to give ‘firm’ response: Rouhani

Published 2019-06-13 09:45:11 by News Desk in Iran

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commented on the ongoing tension between Iran and the United States while speaking to the press alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Wednesday, marking the first visit to Iran by a Japanese Prime Minister since the 1979 revolution. Rouhani stated during the press meeting that Iran does not war, but warned that his nation is ready to give a ‘firm’ response if they are pushed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccePo_9fUI Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are at an all-time high, with Washington threatening to respond to any provocation by Tehran with… Read on ->

Tags: Iran, Rouhani


Jihadists launch big assault to expel Syrian Army from SW Idlib after ceasefire rejection

Published 2019-06-13 09:16:19 by News Desk in Syria

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a heavy assault in southwestern Idlib last night, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Jabal Al-Zawiya region. Led by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels began their attack by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the town of Qasabiyah. A fierce battle would then break out between the two parties, resulting in heavy casualties for the jihadist rebels that stormed the eastern axis of Qasabiyah. According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army was able to beat back the jihadist rebels, forcing the… Read on ->

Tags: Idlib, Syria


Israel won’t allow enemies to setup ‘attack’ bases near border after Syria strike: Netanyahu

Published 2019-06-13 08:01:51 by News Desk in Middleeast, Syria

In a rare apparent acknowledgment of Israel’s military operations in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israeli Defense Forces were working systematically to prevent Tel Aviv’s enemies from gaining a foothold near borders “We respond with attacks and force to every attack against us. But we are not only taking action after the fact, but we are also denying the enemy capabilities before the fact. In a systematic and consistent way, we are working to prevent our enemy from establishing attack bases against us and in our vicinity,” Netanyahu said, speaking at an event on Wednesday, according to… Read on ->

Tags: Golan, Israel, Syria


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